Should I try to sell my purebred splash Ameracauna or just free to a good home?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kalb-Hill, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Kalb-Hill

    Kalb-Hill New Egg

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    This is Big Poppy. He was originally supposed to be just Poppy, but this is the second time Meyer Hatchery has sent a Roo instead of a hen. We are in the city limits of Atlanta, and our neighbors are about to kill us. Poppy is a very early crower.

    Last time the Roo we hoped was a hen was just a Buff Orpington, and I gave him away for free to a great home with a buff flock. Considering Poppy is a purebred splash Ameracauna, should I try to sell him? Or just advertise him as free as well?[​IMG]
     
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  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really entirely up to you. Personally, I'd rather give a roo to a good home than worry about getting paid (there are just soooo many out there, and unless you're a breeder, how likely are people to pay you for him?). You could try your local 4H, too. Sometimes kids need a show rooster.
     
  3. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much are you thinking? What do Roo's go for in your area, or do you know? Check your local Craigslist if you have one. Maybe go to a local feedstore with a printed out ad with his pic and breed, age, etc. & see if you get any "bites". Our feedstores all have bulletin boards you can post on.

    Around here, when I've had to get rid of Roo's, I just give 'em away. Some ppl have them advertised on CL for $10-$15 but I don't know if they sell or not. In my early days, I sold a Silkie Splash roo for $15 and the girl was HAPPY to get him for her flock.
     
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  4. Kalb-Hill

    Kalb-Hill New Egg

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    I have no idea what they go for. I'll look at craigslist, but Sounds like there is not much Value there. I am perfectly fine with giving him to a good permanent home. I was just curious if his breed would make him worth more. Wanted to check before I did though in case I had say a $50 bird or something like that. Thanks for the responses!
     
  5. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the bird has some specific rare genetic heritage, an unwanted rooster isn't really worth anything. If you got he bird from Meyer, it's not a rare bird.

    Check around and see if there's any local Ameracauna breeders - maybe one is looking for some new blood. Otherwise, if you give him away, hes most likely going to end up in a pot. That's life for a rooster.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I did recently sell a splash Ameraucana rooster for $10. Usually I give my cockerels away but decided to give it a try....the gentleman was thrilled to get him. You could try a nominal price like that, but he's not a high dollar bird.
     
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  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    He's lovely! personally i dislike the free animal concept a nominal fee is is my route, the bird was anything but free to raise to this point and i do feel at least some fee will reduce the people gathering animals for no good purposes out of the classifieds.
     
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's not bad looking for a hatchery bird, IMO. If he has nice temperament, all the better. Put him up on BYC for free rehoming or a nominal $5 if you want him gone soon. Put ads up at feed stores. If I ever took started birds, I'd be happy to have that one. I have raised BBS Ameraucanas for awhile.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not a pure breed, 'splash' is not a standard of Ameraucana.

    Please don't perpetuate the hatchery's mis-representation by advertising him as a pure breed.

    He's a cross/mix.....nice looking bird tho....someone might be glad to own him, but most 'unplanned' roosters are only good for the pot - but they are very good for that!
     
  10. Kalb-Hill

    Kalb-Hill New Egg

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    Understood. Tried to change the title of the post, but not able to.

    Found him a great home in the North Georgia Mountains yesterday. Thanks everyone.
     
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